QAnon groups and pages flourish on Facebook, report says

Angela Lang/CNET An internal Facebook investigation has reportedly uncovered thousands of groups and pages on the social network that support the QAnon conspiracy theory. These groups and pages have more than 3 million members and followers, according to NBC News, which reviewed internal Facebook documents.  QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory alleging there’s a plot[…]

College student faces potential disciplinary action over Trump photo, political Facebook post

A student at a New Jersey college is facing potential suspension after fellow students filed a report against him for a Facebook post he wrote after using a photo of President Trump as the background on a Zoom call. And now, a students’ rights organization is calling on the university to withdraw the slew of[…]

Gidley blasts Facebook for ‘unacceptable’ removal of pro-Trump ad, says site ‘suppressing conservative facts’

Trump 2020 campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley slammed Facebook as “absolutely egregious” on “America’s Newsroom” Friday after the social media company removed a pro-Trump ad and a video clip from an interview with the president over claims they contained “false information.” “These Silicon Valley liberal elites are using their platforms to silence, to censor, to stop free speech and it’s completely unacceptable,” Gidley told[…]

Facebook removes 200,000-strong QAnon group

Image caption This symbol and slogan has become an emblem of QAnon Facebook has deleted a large group dedicated to sharing and discussing QAnon conspiracy theories. QAnon is a wide-ranging, unfounded conspiracy theory that a “deep state” network of powerful government, business and media figures are waging a secret war against Donald Trump. A Facebook[…]

Facebook, Twitter censors Trump ‘at their peril,’ GOP official says

Facebook and Twitter’s clampdown on President Trump‘s social media posts may backfire with the American people, one GOP official told Fox News. “If Twitter and Facebook and any other social media entity is going to choose to subjectively censor free speech, that doesn’t sit well with the American people,” Cassie Smedile, Republican National Committee Deputy[…]

Trump campaign draws Facebook, Twitter pushback over coronavirus video

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start your day … Trump campaign draws Facebook, Twitter pushback over coronavirus videoFacebook and Twitter on Wednesday removed a video posted by the Trump campaign — and later shared by President Trump — that the social media giants claimed[…]

Facebook removes Trump post for first time citing coronavirus misinformation rules; Twitter also clamps down

Facebook and Twitter are both taking action after saying a video shared by President Trump contains misinformation about the coronavirus. BIDEN SCRAPS PLANS TO TRAVEL TO MILQUAKEE FOR NOMINATION ACCEPTANCE, CITING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS “This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID[…]

Facebook removes Trump post over coronavirus misinformation rules; Twitter also clamps down

Facebook and Twitter are both taking action after a video shared by President Trump they say contains misinformation about the coronavirus. “This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation,” Facebook spokesperson Liz Bourgeois told Fox News in a statement. In the[…]

Facebook removes Trump’s ‘Covid misinformation’

Image copyright Fox News Image caption A clip from President Trump’s Fox News interview was posted to his Facebook page Facebook says it has removed a post from US President Donald Trump’s page because it contained false claims about the coronavirus. The clip was from an interview the president gave to Fox News earlier on[…]

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to take down ‘anti-Semitic’ denial posts, classify them as hate speech

Holocaust survivors launched a campaign Wednesday to implore Facebook to classify posts that deny the genocide of 6 million European Jews carried out by Nazis during World War II as hate speech and to remove them from the social media platform. The campaign began the same day Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg – along[…]